Local volunteer reaches community service milestone

Robert Ortendahl, a Chautauqua County RSVP volunteer, has achieved the Presidential Volunteer Lifetime Service Award for his community service within Chautauqua County. Ortendahl, a Chautauqua County RSVP volunteer since May 1996, just shy of reaching 17 years of service received this distinguished award. The Presidential Volunteer Service Award is given to individuals serving 4,000 hours or more at an accredited voluntary agency during their lifetime.

During Ortendahl’s tenure with RSVP, he has served with the Chautauqua County Probation Department as well as Meals on Wheels of Jamestown. At Meals on Wheels, he not only delivers meals to homebound residents but also serves on the Board of Directors. At the Probation Department, he meets with assigned Probation Clients as directed. Each Award arrives with a personalized letter from the president, a lapel pin and Certificate of Achievement.

For more information about how to help the local community through service with RSVP, call Brenda at RSVP at 665-3038. Chautauqua County RSVP is a Senior Corps projects governed by the Corporation for National and Community Service, sponsored locally by Lutheran, a member agency of United Way of Southern Chautauqua County, and is funded by Chautauqua County and New York State Offices for the Aging.